Helena Yeung is currently a student at the University of Toronto, the president of her sorority and Canadian Living’s Fashion and Beauty intern. She’s an arm party aficionado, purveyor of polish, Thai boxing addict, style blog consumer and Instagram artist . When it comes to shopping who doesn’t love a deal? If your shopping habits are anything like mine you love scouring the sale racks hoping to find a hidden gems, and don't get me started on promotional discounts — love them!
The major problem with retail stores is that they can't compete with online retailers when it comes to savings. Skip the crowds and check out these five sites, you’ll surely find something that will satiate your discount shopping bug. Plus cyber Monday is just around the corner so don't forget to sign up! Beyond the Rack Known for deals, flash sales, and prices up to 80% off retail, this member’s only site is a favourite among fashion lovers. They feature new sales every day, but only for a limited time and with limited quantities, so act fast when something catches your eye! Bonus: It’s Canadian! Free from all the international shipping and handling hassles. HauteLook Similar to Beyond the Rack, Haute Look is a members-only, flash sale site with amazing daily deals. The makeup flash sales can't be beat. Bonus: Nordstrom rack! Peruse the discounted items and pick up a new pair (or two) of shoes. The Peacock Parade Much like the first two members-only flash sale sites above, The Peacock Parade specializes in offering luxury brand items for crazy low prices. Bonus: Based in Toronto, a flat rate shipping fee and free return policy for all items! The Outnet The ultimate e-boutique for designer discounts, The Outnet brings together the most chic and covetable goods at irresistible prices. Bonus: With over 200+ designer brands and frequent sale events, you’ll never fail to find something you need, but with a lighter load on your wallet. Rent Frock Repeat Pretty much no one sports their prom dresses or fancy gala gown for than twice. Rather than invest try renting! Rent a beautiful dress, wear it, and return it. Bonus: Book a private fitting or a phone consultation to make sure you find your perfect rental dress. And based in Canada, you can even find something new for last minute events.